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Shane O Keeffe and Peter Lynch race to block a kick during a recent Gaelic football match. (Photo by Rosemarie Byrne via The Sag Harbor Express)

Gaelic Football on the East End

Long Island, Sports, Western European July 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express reports on the emergence of Gaelic football on the East End of Long Island this year.

Members of the Polska Running Team raised $900 for Jas Karwowski, a 4 year old fighting an eye cancer (Photo via Polska Running Team)

For ‘Polska’ Athletes Running is the Only Legal Drug

Eastern European, Sports July 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The Polska Running Team, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, recently participated in a race to commemorate Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis who died shielding a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, reports Nowy Dziennik.

“Seeing both the Pakistani and American flag being held up by the police is why I love Brooklyn,” said Ibrahim Raja, 16. “Now I just hope Pakistan can win against India all the time.” (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Celebrating a Cricket Win in ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Sports June 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Pakistanis gathered on Coney Island Avenue in celebration of a historic win over India in the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy final, reports BKLYNER.

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Sports, Western European March 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Kids in Brooklyn are learning to play soccer with a Dutch trainer.

Myongju Kang (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean American on His Cross-Country Run

East Asian, Immigration, Sports February 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Myongku Kang has written a book about his cross-country trip across the U.S. on foot, and now plans to take his efforts overseas, Korea Daily reports.

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Sports, Video October 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

A Jewish kung fu master teaches the martial art in places like a Chinatown park and an assisted-living facility.

Pakistan's national baseball team (Photo from Pakistan Federation Baseball website)

Pakistan’s Baseball Team – Coming Soon to Brooklyn

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Sports, Voices' Picks August 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

Pakistan may be known for fielding great cricket players, but next month its national baseball team comes to New York for a qualifying round in the World Baseball Classic.

Taekwondo and More in Times Square

Taekwondo and More in Times Square

The 8th annual New York Times Square Taekwondo Festival also included Korean dance and drumming performances.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Climbing Competition in Queens on Everest Day

Queens, South Asian, Sports June 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

This year, to celebrate Mount Everest Day, the US Nepal Climbers Association held the Everest Day Open Top Rope Climbing Competition in Long Island City, reports Everest Times.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

New York Mexican Sports Federation is Inaugurated

Metro Area, Mexican, Sports March 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Seeking to bring together all Mexican sports leagues in the tri-state area, the new Mexican Sports Federation of New York has 1,000 members, Diario de México reports.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Conveying Tradition to Nepalese Kids through Soccer

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports March 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Sherpa Kyidug, a community organization in Queens, is promoting tradition and knowledge among indigenous Sherpa and other Nepalese children through soccer, reports The Everest Times.

Brooklyn Friends phys. ed. teacher Jane Vongvorachoti will represent Thailand 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer. (Photo courtesy of Jane Vongvorachoti via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Gym Teacher to Represent Thailand at the Olympics

Brooklyn, Southeast Asian, Sports March 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Jane Vongvorachoti, a physical education teacher and track coach in Downtown Brooklyn, tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle she ran her best time while training in New York.

Yue Wu (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Ping Pong Player Heading to Olympics from New York

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Sports December 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

Yue Wu, a ping pong player from China who settled in NY, became a US citizen and will be going to the Olympics, discusses the challenges she has faced with World Journal.

Fighting Broken Windows with Mock Tickets

Fighting Broken Windows with Mock Tickets

New York, Police, Sports, Video December 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” features the head of a police reform group that gave out mock tickets to white residents to bring awareness to discriminatory police practices; and the director of “9 Man,” a documentary on a sport played by Chinese men in Chinatown.

Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Shane Warne at a press conference in NYC about the All-Stars cricket match to be held Nov. 7 at Citi Field. (Photo via News India Times)

All-Star Cricket Teams to Square Off at Citi Field

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports November 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

All-star cricket teams with leading cricket players from around the world kick off a three-match tour of the U.S. at Citi Field on Nov. 7, reports News India Times.